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Kirumbyong: C.424-1984

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 29 - Korean Gallery




Pottery: Unknown (Uncertain)




Oil bottle with lotus petal design. Stoneware, thrown, carved and incised and celadon-glazed. This oil bottle (kirumbyong) has a cupped mouth. A band of lotus petals is carved and incised round the shoulder with an elegant incised scroll border below. The glaze has a clear jade colour and is evenly applied. The footring has been wiped free of glaze and shows traces of fire-clay supports.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Gompertz Gift

Place(s) associated

  • Puan-gun ⪼ North Cholla province ⪼ Korea
  • Kangjin-gun ⪼ South Cholla province ⪼ Korea

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1984) by Gompertz, G. St. G. M., Mr and Mrs


12th Century
Koryo Dynasty
Circa 1100 CE - 1150 CE


Probably Sadang-ri or Yuch'on-ri ware.

Components of the work

Glaze composed of celadon glaze
Bottle composed of stoneware Height 5.9 cm
Rim Diameter 3.4 cm
Foot Diameter 4.4 cm

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.424-1984
Primary reference Number: 16185
Old object number: 33
Box number: 33
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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